XDR 88 TI

Salomon XDR 88 TI

Brand
Salomon
Model
XDR 88 TI
Category
Bakkeski
Weight
1780 gr
Waist
88 mm
Tested length
186 cm
Year
2018

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

5
5
4
5
4
Fri Flyt overall rating of Salomon XDR 88 TI:

8 / 10

Flotation:
8 / 10
Turning capabilities:
8 / 10
Stability at speed:
9 / 10
Technical info:
XDR 88 is the widest model in Salomon´s «All Mountain Resort» series. The construction is light in this context. It has one layer of what Salomon calls titanium (thus the TI). We would just call it by its right name - aluminum. XDR is characterised by a lot of sidecut in the back ski and considerably less sidecut towards the front, a rather unusual feature. Low camber and low rocker in both ends.

On snow:
XDR´s strongest card is stability. It is forgiving on varied snow, at the same time as it is responsive when you carve. Some test riders were not quite convinced by its performance in the turns. Perhaps the very varied sidecut radius requires a bit of time to get used to? For others this was the best ski in the test for carving. It suits those who want a versatile ski and are prepared to spend some time on mastering.


XDR 88 TI

Technical data:

Measured length
186 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 55454
Brand
Salomon
Model
XDR 88 TI
Produced
Austria
Available lengths
172, 197
Contact length
131 cm
Rocker tail
24 cm
Rocker nose
31 cm
Side cut
151 cm
Taper tail
13 cm
Taper tip
22 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
16 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
11 cm
Max tail width
115 mm
Min waist width
88 mm
Max nose width
132 mm
Side cut radius
17.9 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
17 mm
Surface area (one ski)
1892 cm2
Weight
1780 gr
Relative weight
0.94 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
15 mm
Hight nose tip
58 mm
Angle tail tip
17°
Angle nose tip
32°
Height of camber
6 mm

This sequence of numbers indicates stiffness. Each number corresponds to a part of the ski, from tail to tip. 5 equals the average
for this part and length of the ski. Lower values indicate softer skis, higher values stiffer.